Whilst I was on holiday I re-read "Charge" by Brig. P. Young , so on my return I was smitten with the need to do some Old School goodness ! . I decided on a small game using my 40mm home casts and Battles of the Ancient Regime for the rules . The object of the game is to secure the important crossroads in eight moves . Here we see the Allied force moving onto the table commanded by the Duke of Cumberland ( Fat Billy) .
The 18th (Royal Irish) Foote are the first infantry onto the table supported by the Schuamburg-Lippe-Buckeberg Artillery and the Prussian Ruesch Hussars .
The French/Saxon force initially has the Leibgrenadiergarde Battalion , Saxon cavalry regiment Frei-Husaren von Schill and a French gun and crew .
The force is commanded by the Herzog Voglemann , he is an Irregular figure from their 40mm range , one of the few non- home cast figures in my collection.
The battle is being observed by Voltaire assisted by his manservant 'Wee Jocky' , he is taking notes for his 'Histoire de la Guerre Actuelle' ( never published).
The French artillery climbs the ridge to seek a position to open fire , whilst the Hussars and infantry deploy.
The Leibgrenadiergarde dress their lines immaculately - as one would expect ! .
'Fat Billy' and his entourage , he originally came from EBay with a horse that had only three legs and was destined to be melted down - till I noticed he had a passing resemblance to the Duke of Cumberland , so an replacement leg was fashioned (front right , viewed from the front) . Part two to follow ......